PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne has met with the directors of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) in Derrylin during an unannounced visit to Fermanagh.

A PSNI spokesman said: “This was a private meeting at which Chief Constable Byrne provided an update on the investigation into Mr. Lunney’s abduction, assault and torture two months ago and previous incidents linked to Quinn Industrial Holdings”.

In a statement, Mr. Byrne said: “This was a truly horrific crime. Mr. Lunney suffered life changing injuries across his face and body and is undoubtedly extremely traumatised by the whole experience. Other individuals have also been affected by the abhorrent campaign of violence and criminality.

“I have reassured both Mr. Lunney and the directors we are continuing to work closely with our colleagues in An Garda Siochana in a bid to bring those responsible to justice.

“I want to take this opportunity to continue to appeal for information. The vicious people who carried out the attack on Kevin Lunney have no place in our society.

“If anyone remembers anything suspicious, no matter how small, please let us know by calling 101 or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. It could be relevant to the investigation.”

In a statement, a spokesman for QIH said: “QIH had a constructive meeting this afternoon with Simon Byrne, Chief Constable and Barbara Gray, Assistant Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland [PSNI].

“The QIH directors are satisfied that the ongoing investigation into the campaign of intimidation and criminality against QIH staff is now a top priority for the PSNI and that they are working in a collaborative way with the Gardai to bring those responsible and their paymaster to justice.

QIH is also encouraged at plans for ongoing engagement at the most senior level of the PSNI as the investigation progresses.”